Five powerhouse attractions, the Virginia Zoo, Norfolk Botanical Garden, d’ART Center, Nauticus and Old Dominion University. have joined forces to offer children the ultimate camp experience. Introducing the Norfolk Camp Sampler - Norfolk’s unique new collaboration providing children, ages 5- 8, with an opportunity to sample the best, kid-friendly camp programs in Norfolk during Spring Break, April 1-5, 2013.
For parents of young children, deciding to start their little ones in camp can be difficult; prompting the question “What does my child like enough to spend a week doing?” The Norfolk Camp Sampler is designed to allow children to “test the waters” and explore a variety of interests like Animals, Nature, Art, Aquatics and Adventure.
During the week of Spring Break, April 1-5, 2013, youngsters can try 5 Camps in 5 Days. Campers spend a day at each attraction; painting at the d’ART Center, walking on the Wisconsin at Nauticus, exploring Worlds of Wonder: A Children’s Adventure Garden at the Norfolk Botanical Garden, climbing a rock wall at Old Dominion University and having an up-close animal encounter at the Virginia Zoo.
“I wish I had this opportunity for my daughter. It is hard to get a five year old to make up their mind on anything, let alone where they want to spend a week in camp, ” says D’Arcy Weiss, d'ART Center's Marketing Director. The Norfolk Camp Sampler allows children to make a personal connection with each attraction and when they love the camp – parents can sign up for a full week in the summer!
The Norfolk Camp Sampler attractions have worked hard to create an unprecedented experience for children, parents and the community. “It’s really a taste of great things to offer kids in Norfolk. I know this partnership fits in perfectly with Mayor Fraim’s priorities for our city, ” says Virginia Zoo’s Executive Director Greg Bockheim.
The Norfolk Camp Sampler costs $200 for the week and meets 9 am - 3 pm, Monday – Friday, at a different Norfolk attraction each day. Children ages 5-8 from all over Hampton Roads are encouraged to participate. The deadline to enroll is March 20, 2013 ~ register early to guarantee a spot!
For additional information and On-line registration please visit www.d-artcenter.org/sampler.html or contact D'Arcy Weiss, d'ART office: 757-625-4211.